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Cordouan secures a new victory for Castillon

Runner-up on both his starts last year, Cordouan (Shalaa) powered clear in the closing stages to record an impressive victory for John & Thady Gosden at Newcastle yesterday.

Bres by the Haras de Castillon in partnership with SCEA des Prairies, Jean-Michel Aimé et Audrey Leyval, this son of Shalaa was presented by Castillon at the Cordouan pictured as a yearling

2019 Arqana Yearling Sale and was sold for

€101,000 to Ciara Dunne.

He is the first foal out of Piler Lann (Le Havre), who was placed from 1500m-2200m and is a half-sister to the US Gr.2 Wise Dan Stakes winner Pleuven (Turtle Bowl), also a Listed winner in France, as well as the dam of the Listed juvenile winner Plegastell (Planteur).

The second dam is the once-raced Under Estimated (Singspiel), a half-sister to Golden Honor (Highest Honor), a ten-time winner, including at Listed level, the Gr.3-placed Handsome Maestro (Dansili) who won eight times, and the Listed-place duo Great Deal (Midyan) and Gionstra (Oasis Dream).

The third dam Graceful Bering (Bering) was placed at three.

Piler Lann delivered a full-brother to the winner this year and she also has a 2yo by Shalaa in training with Edouard Monfort.

Cordouan pictured as a 2yo


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